Bushidō Transcends Time

Bushidō stands for the code of conduct that the samurai or the warriors of Japan adopted as their way of living for over 700 years. According to history, the samurai's beginning (although they seemed to have been around several years beforehand), is noted after a landowner named Minamoto Yoritomo won a battle for supremacy over … Continue reading Bushidō Transcends Time

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What is heaven: A Zen parable

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk,” he barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, “teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, “Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re … Continue reading What is heaven: A Zen parable

What is heaven: A Zen parable

A big, tough samurai once went to see a little monk. “Monk,” he barked, in a voice accustomed to instant obedience, “teach me about heaven and hell!” The monk looked up at the mighty warrior and replied with utter disdain, “Teach you about heaven and hell? I couldn’t teach you about anything. You’re dumb. You’re … Continue reading What is heaven: A Zen parable